The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867


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Yale University Press
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6.4 X 9.4 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Iryna Vushko is assistant professor of history at Hunter College, City University of New York. She lives in New York.


"The book is going to be very important and takes on big gaps in our understanding of very salient questions in both historical and contemporary terms: the hard-to-pin down connections between individuals, communities, and institutions; the nature of administrative power or the lack thereof; the fluidity and contingency of identity; the gap between political agenda and reality."--Rita Krueger, Temple University--Rita Krueger
"The Politics of Cultural Retreat goes beyond the traditional approaches to Ukrainian history and does more for the understanding of the history of Galicia than many studies focused exclusively at one of region's main nationalities."--Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University--Serhii Plokhii
Won the 2016 Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies given by the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies.--Kulczycki Book Prize "ASEEES" (10/12/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"Uniting careful institutional history with a keen eye for the telling personal detail, and always attuned to the unintended consequence as well as the careful plan, Vushko bridges, with this impressive piece of scholarship, the elite ambitions of
the political enlightenment with the democratic aspirations of the age of nationalism that followed."--Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin--Timothy Snyder